From all of us at the Centre we would like to wish everyone “Merry Christmas”. The Centre will be closed between Christmas and New Year (for opening and closing times please see our What’s On page ) and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2019. Thank you to everyone who has visited us, attended our groups and our fundraising events. We are grateful for your support and it is hugely motivating to everyone who works here so a big thank you from us all.
Today we are offering all our customers at Oscar’s Café a free top up of their hot drink – our latest promotion called Top up Tuesday! Netti and their team would like to thank all their customers for their custom and support by offering a free top up with your hot drink. The café has seen lots of new faces recently too and we are really pleased that more and more people are getting to know about the Café thanks to our promotions and activities.
Our free soft play area is also very popular and recently we have started a new offer of Craft Café events. Last week we welcomed Glazydays from Ledbury to the Centre who ran a pottery workshop upstairs in Oscar’s. After the success of the recent poppy making, Oscar’s will run regular craft events upstairs where children and families can relax together doing something creative. Everyone welcome and please check out our twitter and facebook pages for details.
Next week the café will be used for our Christmas Fayre and will be serving some light Christmassy refreshments for those visiting. We look forward to seeing you there! 29th November 6pm with the official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bromyard.
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On Tuesday 12th June, Sarah Eardley and Heidi Mulholland went along to The totally Local Charity Shop on behalf of the Hope Family Centre to receive a cheque for £700. It was a lovely morning and a great opportunity to meet up with other local charities as it is always nice to update one another about initiatives and changes. It was lovely to see the Mayor and Mayoress and we were also glad to meet Edgar and Tom from the Royal British Legion. They visited us later in the morning with Janet Brodie-Murphy for a meeting up at the Centre. We were also really pleased to hear Monika give her speech and highlight the strong sense of community and wonderful people locally who support the shop and the charities. We completely agree! Heidi chatted with Cathy from Bromyard Community Transport (pic enclosed) about the help and support that families have received. Betty, the volunteer from Hope who works in the shop was there and we are delighted she is coming up for lunch at Oscar’s café next week to have lunch!
Our warmest thanks go to everyone involved and particularly those who use the shop and through their purchases help us and the other charities – a big thank you!